83. Not Dwelling In The Shit

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”

― Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai)

The unexpected conversations are my favorite ones… it just feels like it was supposed to happen, so something larger made it happen:) I am very excited to welcome Tiffany Barnes to the T&T mic, this beautiful unplanned convo will have you rethinking your thinking on life and your reaction to the “shit”. Tiffany has deep ethos as someone who has mastered overcoming. Tiffany is an abuse survivor, emancipated at 15, working 3 jobs to take care of herself, she still managed to graduate at the top of her class. Her triumphs did stop there. Tiffany is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of an advocacy group,  S.H.A.R.E, Sharing Hope for the Abused through Resilience and Empowerment, that has grown into a full 503C nonprofit! She is passionate about real estate and helping others share their truth on her podcast, Speak Loud. Tiffany shares her inspiring journey and great words on using the past to help build the future. Take notes and let your perspective shift for the positive.  If Tiffany doesn’t have an excuse to dwell in the shit, neither do we! Thank you, Tiffany, you are truly resilient and powerful, I can’t wait to see what is next for you!



Resilience. Overcoming. How to not dwell in the shit. Letting go and moving forward. Acknowledging the ups and downs, knowing it’s a process. Breakdown, breakthrough. Self-love and seeking acceptance. Questioning a better way. Sharing your light and being the light for others.

Tiffany Barnes:

Tiffany Barnes is familiar with overcoming hardships.  

After enduring physical, mental, and sexual abuse, Tiffany was emancipated at the age of 15.  At the time, she was only the 2nd case in the state of Utah for a child of that age to become legally emancipated. While working three jobs to support herself through high school, Tiffany became a Sterling Scholar, graduating top of her class, an athlete, and founder of S.H.A.R.E, an advocacy group for students; by students who had experienced abuse. 

What began as a small group of students supporting each other, S.H.A.R.E has since grown and evolved into a 503C national foundation that stands for Sharing Hope for the Abused through Resilience and Empowerment.

As a torch bearer for the 2002 Olympics, Tiffany has always been determined to shine light in dark places. Helping others to “light their flame within”. While most might have used their unfortunate past as a crutch, Tiffany has chosen instead to use it as a stepping-stone toward a better future. As a realtor and real estate investor, Tiffany prides herself in exceeding expectations for her clients. She also loves coaching people on how to set up successful Airbnb’s to build long term wealth. 

Tiffany is now following her passion of helping others to overcome through her work as the founder of S.H.A.R.E as well as a Keynote Speaker across the nation. 

Her first book “The Throw Away Girl”, an inspiring autobiography, is soon to be released. 

Tiffany has made it her mission to help others create real change, one person at a time. Her motto is “It’s the START that STOPS you.” Through her message, Tiffany helps others to begin their journey of resilience and empowerment from adverse circumstances one step at a time!

Instagram: @misstiffanybarnes and @speakloudpodcast 

FB: Miss Tiffany Barnes and Speak Loud Podcast 

LinkedIN: /tiffanykbarnes

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